Before ballerina Misty Copeland made her New York debut as the Swan Queen in American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake , she spoke with Vanity Fair about he magnitude of the role:
“To be the first African-American woman to dance this role with American Ballet Theatre is a huge step for the ballet world, and I take on this opportunity with tremendous care and understanding of what it means for the growth of this art form.”
Congrats to @mistyonpointe and her NYC debut of Odette/Odile! http://t.co/4wggQsbDfZ (PC Darren Thomas) pic.twitter.com/EjJw2vKMYt
— Pointe Magazine (@pointe_magazine) June 27, 2015
The history-making ABT soloist also posed for a Vanity Fair story lensed by Patrick Frase in New York City. See more photos below.